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Fri Dec 30, 2011, 01:44 AM

46. Post-War prosperity was built on having bombed nearly every other industrialized nation to dust.

 

The problem is we started from a completely unsustainable paradigm. At the close of the second world war there were only four industrialized nations that had not been bombed to rubble, the United States, Canada, Australia and South Africa.

Out of this situation a pretty comfortable North American economic hegemony developed. While the rest of the west figured out by the mid-1960's that the world was rapidly changing and acted aggressively the US stood dead still. Germany and France are prosperous today because of policy decisions made in the 1960's.

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